Saturday, September 15, 2012

Review: NARS Sheer Matte Foundation

You know that feeling you get when you buy a foundation and you're like OMG, this is some Holy Frackin' Grail Shizzit right here?? Well yeah... I am TOTALLY infatuated borderline obsessed with this beau.



I have a love/hate thing with finding THE perfect foundation. The first obstacle when you're on the hunt for something new is finding the perfect shade. I can be lucky with this part, being both neutral and light, as most shades will cater to my skin whether be it more pink or more yellow. However some of the "neutral" shades never are quite neutral enough for me. Deauville is just that for me. It has a balance of pink and yellow... leaning a little more yellow (which I like) and matching my skin tone perfectly.

Once you find a close to perfect shade, you next try to find the right amount of coverage... Is it light enough? Is it buildable? Is it going to make my skin look like actual skin still? You know what I mean. The title for this foundation is self explanatory, it has sheer coverageIt's what I want from a tinted moisturizer but never quite get, that light airy feeling without caking up when my skin gets oily later through the day. Sheer Matte is also buildable. While it's not going to cover my acne perfectly, it does a damn good job with the acne scars. But hey a little concealer for that and I am good. It dries matte but still looks like my skin. I do get a bit of shine throughout the day but the foundation itself doesn't separate like others have. 

 For the time being, this is the closest foundation to perfection. Perfect match, perfect feeling, perfect coverage.... oh and did I mention, this stuff will stick to your face for all you oily gals who hate when your makeup melts off? Yeah it's perfect for that too. 

My ONLY drawback? It doesn't come with a pump! Forreals NARS? I just shucked out $42 on this and you're gonna make me pay an extra $6 for a pump (which I have yet to get because Sephora doesn't carry it....GO FIGURE). In the meantime I have been divvying it out with a q-tip. *sigh* 

*(Another detail which I'm not sure where to insert): I haven't tried the Sheer Glow foundation, so I have no idea what that one is like or how it compares to Sheer Matte ^_^;


Here it is compared to some concealers and foundations that I own. As you can see the shade is very different compared to the two Makeup Forever foundations and looking at swatches of other shades from both MUFE lines, I find this NARS shade to be very unique.

Have you guys found any new "HG" foundations? Lemme know in a comment below :)

19 comments:

  1. I am really intrigued by this foundation! I love NARS products in general, so this might be worth a try!
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    1. I feel the same way about NARS! Idk why I held back so long on purchasing it. I think I was holding a grudge against them for the no pump LOL.

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  2. I really want to get a good high end foundation that will work for me exactly like how NARS works perfectly for you. Though your review pretty much has me sold on this product :p
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    1. Haha I def recommend trying a sample of it first! But yes I love love LOVE it! ;)

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  3. I want to try a NARS foundation but haven't had the heart to shell out the money just yet.
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    1. Yes I feel you on that price tag! But for my crappy skin/face I do believe they're better quality and I buy about one or two high end foundations a year....I think lol.

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  4. Good to hear that you love this product. I really wanted to like this foundation but it didn't work out for me at keeping my oiliness in control! :(

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    1. Aww no bueno D: I wish you the best in finding a better foundation!

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  5. I had better luck with Sheer Glow than Sheer Matte (and I have oily skin). I found Sheer Matte was horrible to work with - too cakey, too patchy, and un-blendable - no matter how little I used. I'm glad it works for you though. =)

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    1. Yeah I think I wanna try sheer glow next just to compare the too haha! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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  6. That's great to hear that you've found something amazing! Right now for me, the perfect match of a foundation is Bourjois Healthy mix in 53, I think actually 52 maybe a match for you! I've no way to get Nars yet, it isn't here!

    Interesting color, I imagine after you blend it out it's a good balance of yellow and pinks compared to the rest. That sucks that you buy a pump separately, never in asia, usually all foundation comes with a pump of some sort.

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    1. I've always wanted to try the Borjois Healthy foundation! Sadly we don't have Borjois in the US :(

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  7. I have the NARS Sheer glow and love it! My one complaint was the same as yours-$42 and no pump??? No bueno.

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  8. I recently picked up Sheer Glow and while I haven't used it properly, initial impressions are positive! I'm glad that you're really loving Sheer Matte and that it works well for you. I have #118 in the MUFE HD foundation but I picked up Fiji in Sheer Glow ... not sure whether it's too dark, or whether the MUFE is too light lol.

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